For courses in Basic Trauma Life Support and Paramedics courses. This practical, hands-on training textbook offers Paramedics and advanced providers a complete course covering all skills necessary for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization, and transportation of the trauma patient. The fifth edition has maintained all of the information from the previous edition, including spinal trauma, thoracic trauma, airway management, bloodborne pathogens, multicasualty incidents, and triage. The head trauma chapter has been rewritten with the cooperation of the Brain Trauma Foundation. Case presentations that highlight fundamental and pitfalls have been added to each chapter.